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will never see. that's fine with him. his eyes stay fixed on the clock. >>> next stop, hiroshima. the city passed a transport milestone in 2012, 100 years since the first street car went into operation. nhk world's yuki hosaka has been talking to some of the unsung heroes who keep the famous trolleys on track. >> reporter: early morning and hiroshima's street cars start purring out of the shed. the city operates 25 different types of trolleys. they come in all shapes and colors, modern and vintage models. they carry 40 million people a year. these engineers have a job of keeping hiroshima street cars old and new on the road. there are 60 skilled technicians in the work shop. this man has one of the most important jobs of all. he makes new components to replace worn out parts. >> translator: we always want to make new components as good as the original ones. >> reporter: on this day, nakahara is fixing equipment that connects the driver's control lever to the brakes. the critical parts is the connecting pin. if there is too much space between the pin and the crank, the brakes won't work pro
,000 here hiroshima bombs every day according to a scientist. this impacts all the rest. we have to do something about it. and, yet, you know, earth inc., it relines fossil energy for 85% of all the energy and it will take time. solar energy, wind energy, efficiency are coming down in price rapidly. a lot of countries are moving towards a carbon tax or cap and trade or both. even china now has a pilot. they are announcing the pilot for the national program in two years. >> jon: right. there's reasons for optimism but we have to get busy about solving them. >> jon: that's -- here is the confusion for me or the difficulty. we have to get busy solving it. there were things you could do, take a shorter shower, lick your children dry. [ laughter ] all those things you could do but the difficulty of doing it -- there room in -- can mobile al gore who has current tv and sells it to qatar which is an oil-based economy, can mogul al gore coexist with activist all gore and is that -- al gore and is that -- if you couldn't find for your business a more sustainable choice to sell to. >> i think it
dangerous to the world. this is global. this is what truman did when he dropped the bomb on hiroshima. that is the great link. the reason we are good, the reason we hold ourselves higher, is because we have the bomb. it is a great privilege to have the bomb. if any country had done what we did to iraq, there would have been repercussions. because we have the bomb, there are no repercussions. >> and we are self distracting. osama bin ladin said he would get us to destroy ourselves with insane defense spending, and he was right. $4 trillion. that is a lot of money, plus all the kids being killed. and not just killed, but they're coming back not only and duties, but multiple amputees. they are getting their genitals blown off. they are coming back in terrific shape. -- in horrific shape. >> talk about the creative process, the dynamic. it talked about something centered -- it started centered around henry wallace and became a 10-partneer. >> when we first talked, it was a 60 minute, 90 minute documentary. i thought we could do that this year. the next time i met with him, it had become 1
hiroshima highlighted. of course, the first atomic bomb was dropped at hiroshima but why have you highlighted that? i was about 50 miles away from it. is your camp located on here? yes, with the little arrow there. it's this one here? and you were on-- what's that island called? enoshima. enoshima. enoshima. well, you must've heard the explosion then. not a thing. there was a dockyard one side and a dockyard that side and the prison camp in the middle. clanging of steel. you wouldn't have hear it. you didn't hear a thing? no signs whatsoever. i find that quite extraordinary. the first atomic bomb-- 20,000 tons-- the equivalent of 20,000 tons of tnt go off and you didn't hear it. when i went back to japan, i was really interested in seeing where the footprint of where the fallout went, and it went right away from our camp. so the wind must've been blowing from over hiroshima. i think you were very fortunate, actually, from that point of view. yes, because the ashes and the dust were quite horrible. just before the bomb was dropped an order went out in japan th
an 8.8 earthquake. another comparison could be 18,000 times the hiroshima atomic bomb. it's supposed it occur less than two a year above 8. chili has first runner up with 9.5 with bolivia, 10 minutes duration. this one was 8.8, at that moment was no. 4, then japan next year led next year with 8.9, but it's a lot, a big amount of energy was released in just 3 1/2 minutes. usually that things happen at night. i don't know why, but it always happen at night. so we are leading on february 27 at 3.24 and you can see in light blue the time when the first wave arrived the coast because the epicenter was so close to the coast. so it's no more than 10 minutes and at the same time the waves start moving through the pacific ocean and in 21 hours it hits the coast of hawaii. so everybody was affected because of that. in mexico, for instance, the variation of time was 1 1/2 meters. as you can see there, when that happened, 3.34, immediately we have different waves. the high of that wave was at about 50 meters but one hour after that in one place we start having waves of 30 meters. a happen
, and by the time that you have finished your 1,000th crane your wish will be granted so during the hiroshima bombing a girl became ill and had will leukemia, she passed before she finished, however her school mates completed the rest of the 1,000 that are buried with her. there is a monument to her at iroshima peace park. >> the celebrating of the cranes is celebrated worldwide. and this as an inspiration for this tree and how do we go about doing this? it is a big undertaking. we have so many volunteers, over the years, we have bridged the japanese and american community with the lgbt community and the chinese community and hispanic and it is really has been a community effort from the city. and it has been an amazing project. each crane takes about 30 folds to create. and we have over 10,000 ornaments on this tree this year and this year's tree is 23 feet tall, and it is four and a half feet taller than the white house tree. and it is the world's largest oragami tree. [ applause ] and it took 250 volunteers to prep the models everything has to be hand folded and wired and fire proofed and
of tearing down buildings and turning it into parks and think of what hiroshima was in 45 and detroit was in 45. and today, hiroshima is a gleaming city and detroit is a disaster area. we have exported our industrial base in in country for which both parties are responsible. and there's no talking about why this happened, how it happened. how did the middle class suddenly go down in america? everybody says we've got to get the middle class back. what happened to the middle compl class? we've exported their jobs and places they worked. >> greta: pat, as always, thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: ahead, a shaky economy and persistently high unemployment. what do businesses need to turn things around and will president obama do it? the answer straight ahead. that's next, and also lawmakers slamming president obama's speech. what do they say they left out. is there any hope of the white house and congress working together? a panel freshman congressman here to talk about it. and usually the people talk about what the first lady wears at the inauguration. and the talk of the hat that i
as powerful as the one that destroyed hiroshima. models show such a bomb could level an area roughly about the size of, say, lower manhattan. so, how big a threat is north korea? it's believed their missiles can travel about 6,000 miles at best, but capable of hitting hawaii. but what they are lacking, and this is critical, is the ability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be placed atop a missile and launched at an enemy. it's believed north korea is still many years away from being able to do that. still, as today shows, a nation which proudly hangs anti-american posters, such as this, while struggling to feed its own people, is working every day to become an even greater threat. this is one of the very serious challenges that the next secretary of state will have to face. and coincidentally, the nominee for that job, senator john kerry, was on capitol hill today for his confirmation hearings, >> china is cooperating with us now on iran. i think there might be more we could respect to north korea. there could be more we could do in other parts of the far east. >> a new and dangerou
to protect her children - fled with them to a farming community not far from hiroshima. alle we were very near when the bomb dropped. there was this tremendous jolt. and we ran out of the house, it was a very mountainous area of course we couldn't see anything. but we were close enough that one of my cousins used to commute to go to work and she came back that afternoon one of the victims. she survived but it was an awful thing. narror: his parents divorced not long after the war. allen was sent to live with his grandmother in tokyo so that he could attend a good school. but his grandmother also disapproved of his cartooning. their relationship strained, she made a surprising arrangement... she let allen, a mere boy, have his own place. allen: i started living alone when i was 12-years-old in this one-room apartment. i wanted to be a grown-up, an adult. so, in order to be an adult,first you buy a newspaper. narrator: and that was how allen say learned thathe renowned cartoonist noro shinpei took on apprentices. allen: he was one of the most famous cartoonists in my day c
was dropped on hiroshima. you add four together, it's 300 times more powerful on each of the planes. each of the plane has four hydrogen bombs, and on the way to the soviet union, though they didn't really need gas that much, the tankers from the american bases that we had, and we still have, i believe, the nuclear submarine base near kadi, but the air bases have long since been turned back to the spanish government. this is, by the way, one of the reasons why most of the people in the embassy, their job was to be cozy with the spanish government. that was one of the few people who, especially when you see where i go to in the story, where i was outside the embassy, but before that, i was -- one of the jobs was the liaison with the spanish university. i travel around, give talks on mark twain and jazz and stuff like that, various spanish universities, but the embassy was cozy with the franco government because they wanted to these bases there. i mean, this was the cold war. it was very cold at that time, and the cuban missile crisis in 62, not only 66, so -- and these bases were extremely
in 2009 revealed a bomb about half as powerful as the one that destroyed hiroshima a.a bomb could level an area roughly about the size of lower manhattan. so how big a threat is north korea? it's believed the missiles can travel about 6000 miles at bes best. but capable of hitting hawaii. but what they are lacking and this is critical is the ability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be placed top a missile and launched at an enemy. it's believed north korea is still many years away from being able to do that. still as today shows, nation which proudly hangs anti-american posters such as this while struggling to feed its own people is working every day to become an even greater threat. this is abc news, washington. >> back here at home. police in el cerrito say a comment about shoes proceeded the shooting of 2 high school students. they were walking along a popular path under the bart track between link con stockton avenue when 2 men approached. one asked about their shoes. then opened fire. sky 7 hd was over the scene shortly after that. the students injuries are not l
. charles: we showed the devastation on the screen, it looked like hiroshima, and you know, marl ato be quite frank, to me a million is small for what they went through, not just assets of homes but in middle of winter, and fear. a million bucks, i'm shocks they are not seeing for 10 each. >> this is unfortunate what happened to them, i agree there is great lawsuit, it will be a battle because what they have done is gone to insurance companies and fema, they have exhausted, everything they can. and unfortunately no one is there for them. to give them the money, or damages, that the people suffered through. so, this could take years from the power company to compensate them, will they get a million dollars that will be up to a judge or jury. charles: one of real sad realities it will be a long way down the road, but perhaps establish some sort of precedence, i have to go back too house with the killing in it. marla, you know, if there no law that says you don't have to divulge it, in is no law saying you have to keep it a secret either. >> well, absolutely, again, have to be careful a
nagasaki, that is a war crime. hiroshima, that is a war crime. you do not kill innocent folk. osama bin laden questions may be. but don't kill his daughter. emmett till's mother could have said, i'm tired of these white folks were silent when it comes to american -- but start arbitrary killing fog. she said, no. she knew. hatred is a cowards revenge against those who intimidate you. hatred is always cowardly. she refused to be a coward. she is going to take the high ground rigged but she was still going to tell the truth. part of the problem is our public air waves for $6 billion spent on the election. $2 billion on the presidential election. hardly a mumbling word about poverty or the prison industrial complex are the new jim crow or the trade unions dealing with declining wages with the province still exponentially growing on the oligarchy greek and plutocratic agreed. what kind of public debate we have? [applause] we just had an election. where is the substance? where is the content? what about the precious children? america is 34 the top 35 nations when it comes to child poverty ahe
an american airplane dropped one bomb on hiroshima. that bomb has more power than 20,000 tons of tnt. it is an atomic bomb. it has the basic power of the universe. the power has been loosed against those who brought war to the far east. c-span: you point out in your book in march of 1945, we killed 100,000 japanese over tokyo. >> guest: the fire bomb destroyed lots of people. 100,000 people die. c-span: this announcement was made when? >> guest: this announcement was on august 6, the first one and august 8 was the second one. c-span: how many did we kill in hiroshima? >> guest: we killed or had casualties in hiroshima of several hundred thousand. it was immense. c-span:c-span: antanov saki? >> guest: some died of radiation later. it was 270,000. it was a smaller number of casualties but still immense. c-span: what did you learn about harry truman and the bond? >> guest: bomb? >> guest: what i learned was number one, he was deadly serious when he said we have got to end this war quickly. that is why by introduce the bomb. secondly, harry truman knew that the bomb had tremendous blast
before seen in the west. this is hiroshima just minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped. eyewitnesses always said the mushroom cloud separated into two. this was taken by a japanese photographer several miles away. that mushroom cloud and the bomb that caused it killed an estimated 150,000 people. >>> on a much softer note, how about this for awkward. that first teenage dance, and suddenly you said nailed when a slow song starts and you just can't stand far enough apart. well, fast forward to this, same couple, ten years later. jeffrey and alexa are now mr. and mrs. schultz, and they couldn't be cuter. while they didn't quite exude true love back then, they sure do now. jeffrey is in the marine reserves. >>> and our favorite image of the week is the lion dog of norfolk. this is charlie, and he's three. this was an actual call to 911 when someone spotted him walking through town. >> there is a lion that ran up off the street, a baby lion. it was about the size of a labrador retriever. >> in fact he's a labradoodle and not a lion and he happens to be groomed in the distinctive style of
put us in internment camps during the second world war, and also dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima and nagasaki. but the majority of asian-americans are democrats. and we are very liberal, because the democratic philosophy is one that is better for asian-americans. >> and bill o'reilly denies that there was any national racism after world war ii. you experienced that in your life, have you not? >> we were in prison camps, barbed wire fence, century towers, machine guns pointed at us, searchlights following us at night when we made the night run to the latrine. when we came out of camp, we were literally penniless. and i remember our family lived on skid row for a few months, like many, many japanese-american families. and i remember a teach they're kept calling me the little jap boy. no, the racism was intense, certainly during the war, and after the war. we're americans. my mother was born in sacramento. my father was a san franciscan. my siblings and i were born in los angeles. innocent americans who were put into prison camps. is that not racism? >> it is. and it also -- i find
a four hydrogen bombs. each hydrogen bomb was 75 times more powerful the ball was dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki which brought world war 210 end. we're talking 300 times more powerful on each plane. each plane and four hydrogen bombs. and on the way to the soviet union, though i did not really need gas that much, kc-135 tankers from the american bases and we had and still have, i believe, the nuclear submarine base, but the airbase has long since been turned back to the spanish government. and by the way, one of the reasons why most of the people in the embassy, their job was to be cozy with the spanish government. one of the few people who especially right into the story, i was outside of the embassy, but even before the i was -- one of my jobs was the liaison with the spanish university. i keep traveling around and giving talks on mark twain and jazz and stuff like that. but the embassy was cozy with the franco government because it wanted to have these bases there. i mean, this was the cold war, and it was very cold and that time. the cuban missile crisis and 62. now it's 66. so
worked better. it was half as powerful as the bomb that destroyed hiroshima. if it went off at the capital, it would obliterate two square miles. i have to tell you the experts we are talking to said the pace of activity continues at that north korean site, basically a test could come at any time. wolf? >> a sense situation. we will watch it with you. thank you. the obama administration's fight for gun restrictions is not aimed at republicans. the vice president targets a state where both senators are democrats. a harrowing look at how law and order is being maintained in the middle of a war. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a
, and the plane that took off for hiroshima. but there's also the story they whispered to each other up and down the little strip, the one that shocked them all, that puzzles them still about the terrible night when three families lost their teenage children. about the dark mysteries spawned under the pointing grin of wendover will. ♪ >> it was a thursday afternoon. a windy, late winter day in the high desert, here at the local high school, star runner micaela costanzo cleaned up after track practice. mickey, as everyone called her, intended to walk home. wasn't far, about a mile. her usual ride, her sister christina was out of town. >> before we had left, me and/or my husband would always pick micaela up from school, and so we were, like, are you sure you're going to have a way home? >> this is something you do every day? >> this is something i do every day. it was the first time i left her. >> mickey was 16, a junior. clockwork reliable said her mother celia. >> micaela is not your typical teenager. that girl would check in with me all of the time. so we have a routine. i'm changing. i'm goi
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